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Job Posting #1

Customer Service and Sales

DATE POSTED: 1/21/04 This current opening is with an already established, small team of people who represent Metro Monitor’s television monitoring, TV news clipping services and Internet monitoring services. Metro Monitor is headquartered in Birmingham and has operations in every city that has a local TV station originating newscasts in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina as well as some operations in East Tennessee and Pennsylvania. Clients are institutions large and small throughout the U.S., with some offshore, too. Applicant is not expected to have much knowledge of or experience in this niche service industry, since there are fewer than 200 similar companies in the U.S. and a similar number abroad. Metro Monitor provides videotape dubs of news segments from some 700 TV stations and networks, nationwide. Metro Monitor also provides daily reports to professionals in public relations and communications via e-mail of occurrences of TV news coverage of importance to them and daily reports of other news filtered for clients from Internet sites of newspapers and other publications. Applicant must be a front-line communicator possessing excellent organizational, verbal, oral and written skills. Successful applicant will have daily interaction with existing clients in taking orders for services and tapes over the phone and by e-mail. New client development is achieved also by phone and e-mail with some hard-copy communication required. Prior experiences in media sales or prior telephone customer service could be beneficial but not necessary. Good rate of pay, plus continual commissions on customers you establish. 60% of Employee’s individual BC/BS. Pleasant office and working environment in Lakeview, near Medical Center. Free parking. Regular office hours. No travel. Learn more at Resumes and replies to: Ron Council, APR Communication Director METRO MONITOR …watching the news for you. 808 29th Street, South – Suite E Birmingham, AL 35205 Phones: 1 800-861-5255 or 205 933-8801 Fax: 205 933-8828 [email protected] Job Posting #2

The Morse Group, Inc.

TITLE: Account Services

DATE POSTED: January 6, 2004 We’re looking for someone to handle key accounts and to coordinate new business development activities for our full-service marketing communications agency. Experience in marketing, preferably with a background in developing and implementing marketing programs, media plans and research projects is preferred. You should possess proven ability for developing client relationships, and communicating clearly in writing and verbally. Strong organizational skills are a must, as is the capability to manage several projects simultaneously. A professional, positive, and willing attitude characterizes the person we need in this position. Agency experience would be a plus. We offer a full benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. This position will be filled as soon as possible, so don’t delay in emailing your resume to [email protected]

Job Posting #3

Southern Progress Corporation in Birmingham Submit resumes online at or send to: Southern Progress Corp. ATTN. Jobline CoordinatorPO Box 2581Birmingham, AL 35202 TITLE: PROMOTION DIRECTOR DATE POSTED: Dec. 10, 2003 DEPARTMENT: Coastal Living Advertising DESCRIPTION: Support the Coastal Living sales team by setting the promotional and creative agenda for selling Coastal Living to the advertising community and by supervising and working alongside the Advertising Promotion Department. DUTIES: Responsibilities include managing a staff of 5+ (including graphic designers and project manager); supporting a sales staff of 15+; managing the department budget; supervising the creation of advertising support materials during production; supervising the creative process and writing copy for media kits, in-house ads, and other collateral materials; writing and managing merchandising proposal process; creating new merchandising programs; leading staff meetings; supervising the advertising portion of the Web site (online media kit and online advertiser programs); creating sales presentations; creating promotional mailings; managing reader response; planning sales meetings; facilitating the generation of trade press; and much more! REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Journalism or English preferred as well as five to seven years of marketing (preferably magazine marketing), or agency experience. Must have a strong sense of the advertising sales process, be a strong writer, and have a good eye for design. Must be proficient with PowerPoint and Word. Quark, Excel, and an understanding of Web design a plus. Must be able to handle tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects. Management experience a plus.

TITLE: Research Analyst

DATE POSTED: Dec. 11, 2003

DEPARTMENT: Cooking Light Advertising

DESCRIPTION: Support Research & Category Development Manager in analyzing data to implement marketing strategies for advertising sales staff.

DUTIES: Support Research & Category Development Manager by using online sources and various advertising research resources pertinent to assigned categories. Analyze research data and devise marketing concepts to support advertising sales. Create effective media positioning to meet client business objectives. Create, update, and distribute all standardized research materials, as well as manage internal communications Web site postings. Design and process reader surveys. Maintain library of magazines, trade journals and market trend files. Additional duties as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: Analytical and strategic skills, excellent communication skills, extremely organized, proficient mathematical skills a must, ability to handle multiple projects and to work effectively under tight deadlines. Two to three years experience in advertising, marketing research or related field preferred. Media background, specifically media planning a plus. Proficient on computers, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

TITLE: Marketing Coordinator/Office Manager

DATE POSTED: Dec. 11, 2003

DEPARTMENT: Cooking Light Marketing

DESCRIPTION: Marketing Coordinator to work in partnership with Marketing Services Manager in support of sales staff efforts. Position will also serve in dual role as Office manager.

DUTIES: Work and learn in all disciplines used in marketing support of sales efforts, writing, brainstorming, event planning and management. Be a brand steward for Cooking Light. Manage products/projects within budget. Maintain professional and timely contact with advertisers participating in programs. Support Marketing Services managers. Officer manager duties include time-keeping responsibilities and assistance to General Manager.

REQUIREMENTS: One to three years experience in advertising, sales support, magazine promotion/marketing, ad agency or related field. Proficient with computer programs: MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must possess excellent written and verbal skills, have ability to handle multiple projects and work effectively under deadline. Must be willing to travel. TITLE: RESEARCH ANALYST DATE POSTED: Dec. 10, 2003 DEPARTMENT: Cottage Living Advertising DESCRIPTION: Design a research plan for Cottage Living. Analyze syndicated research and market data to support advertising staff. DUTIES: Process research requests generated by the advertising sales staff using various advertising research resources, online sources, and surveys. Analyze research data to support advertising sales staff. Create effective media positioning to meet client business objectives. Create PowerPoint presentations to showcase data. Work closely with marketing staff to develop sales and marketing strategies. Design and process reader surveys. Maintain library of magazines, trade journals and market trend files. Additional duties as needed. REQUIREMENTS: Analytical and strategic skills, excellent communication skills, extremely organized, proficient mathematical skills a must, ability to handle multiple projects and to work effectively under tight deadlines. Two to three years of experience in Marketing Research, Advertising, or related field preferred. Media background, specifically media planning, a plus. Proficient on computers, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word.


DATE POSTED: Dec. 10, 2003

DEPARTMENT: Cottage Living Advertising

DESCRIPTION: Graphic design support for advertising sales effort.

DUTIES: Design print collateral, in-house ads, trade show displays, as well as assist in brainstorming process.

REQUIREMENTS: Preferably four to five years of agency or corporate marketing design experience. Must be proficient with Quark, Illustrator, PhotoShop, and PowerPoint. Web design experience a plus.


DATE POSTED: Dec. 10, 2003

DEPARTMENT: Client Server Programming

DESCRIPTION: Client Representative duties to support SPC departments/divisions requesting services from the Web Development group at Media Services.

DUTIES: Meet and communicate with the SPC Web editors and other clients requesting services from the Web Development Group. Project administration on requests for development and support of Web sites and other client/server systems including project requirements definition, quotes for cost and schedule, prioritization, and status updates. Capture of employee and contract resource time (hours) consumed by project, and monthly reporting of time to clients by project and high level task for review and invoicing. Maintain contact with clients at Time Inc. New York for SPC titles, and with the Internet Technology Group (ITG) and Time Inc. Interactive (TII) as needed. Additional duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: College degree preferred. Must be familiar with the Microsoft desktop tool suite including Access, Excel, Word, and MS Project. Experience with PowerPoint and Visio a plus. Must be a motivated self-starter. Strong organizational skills, communication skills (written and verbal), attention to detail. Ability to understand technical concepts and terminology commonly used by technology professionals.


DATE POSTED: Dec. 10, 2003

DEPARTMENT: Circulation

DESCRIPTION: Provides creative, pre-production and production assistance and support for circulation department. Prepares promotional materials for SPC magazines.

DUTIES: Maintains updating and tracking of all promotional jobs scheduled. Tracking and trafficking of promotional materials. Updating existing promotional materials for reprint. Proof reading, purchasing of print materials, communication with Tampa and other vendors. Clerical tasks as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: Energetic, self-starter with good people skills; organized and detail oriented; Macintosh experience necessary as well as proficiency in Word and Excel. Experience with QuarkXpress, PhotoShop and PowerPoint a plus. Previous experience with advertising agency or the ad industry helpful. College degree required.


DATE POSTED: Dec. 10, 2003

DEPARTMENT: Circulation

DESCRIPTION: Office Manager for Circulation. Assist Vice President of Consumer Marketing and Financial Director. Responsible for all day-to-day office management.

DUTIES: Payroll, report preparation and distribution, mail distribution, maintenance of organized storage, planning and preparation for meetings and conferences, travel arrangements and expense reports, coding departmental invoices, spreadsheets, tracking departmental expenses, development of PowerPoint presentations.

REQUIREMENTS: Two years plus of office management or administrative experience. Proficient in Word and Excel. Peoplesoft and PowerPoint a plus. Must have good organizational skills.


DATE POSTED: Dec. 10, 2003

DEPARTMENT: Circulation

DESCRIPTION: Graphic designer for Web-based circulation promotions for all SPC magazines.

DUTIES: Design and execution of Web ads and promotions. Including new creative as well as updates to existing promotions. In addition, assist creative group in design for print media ads and promotions.

REQUIREMENTS: College degree in graphic design. Advertising experience a plus. Two to three years experience in Web design. Must be proficient in HTML, PhotoShop, quark, flash, Dreamweaver and Fireworks.


DATE POSTED: Dec. 10, 2003

DEPARTMENT: Cottage Living Administration

DESCRIPTION: Manage rates and pricing to ensure desired profit margin is maintained as well as support sales staff with quoting, discounting, and contract analysis. Work closely with General Manager performing monthly financial variance analysis and monitor departmental spending along with preparing and analyzing semiannual budget and estimate packages.

DUTIES: Insert and special unit pricing, business analysis, financial statement analysis, budgeting, forecasting, invoice approval, reporting (Bi-weekly sales analysis summary), head count reconciliation, developing and updating published advertising rates, and developing pricing for special advertising programs.

REQUIREMENTS: College degree, publishing experience, and accounting experience.


DATE POSTED: Dec. 10, 2003

DEPARTMENT: Southern Living AT HOME Promotion

DUTIES: Proofread and serve as quality control on all printed communications from Promotion, Sales & Marketing, Events, Operations, Product Sourcing, Design, and Public Relations, such as the monthly newsletter, twice-yearly catalog, training materials, and brochures for style, spelling, consistency, and punctuation and to ensure they meet trademark requirements. Write and proofread copy for Web site and e-mail communications to Consultants. Write product information cards. Edit and maintain the Consultant Handbook. Serve as general support to the Promotion Team as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree (English, journalism, or related field preferred). Must be extremely detail-oriented, well organized, and an excellent communicator and enjoy working in a creative, fast-paced, and fun environment. Proficiency with QuarkXpress preferred.

Job Posting #4

High Cotton

TITLE: Account Manager

DATE POSTED: 11/25/2003

Responsibilities: This position will oversee assigned accounts from beginning of a project until completion. The position will be responsible for quality customer service, providing accurate job documentation to production, participating in quality control, assisting sales in the servicing of clients. Customer service experience necessary and Bachelors Degree preferred. Knowledge of postal regulations, the ability to

multi-task and detail oriented traits are an advantage.

Further information: Contact or send resume to Wand Deal.

Wanda Deal Customer Relations Manager P.O. Box 101568 Birmingham, AL 35210-6568 p: 205-838-2818 1-877-838-2345 | f: 205-836-5587

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